Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will have:

  1. enhanced communication skills, especially verbal presentation, including clear, concise and articulate presentations appropriate for different purposes;
  2. enhanced the ability to combine learning with practice by participating in some organisational activities during the placement;
  3. enhanced the ability to work within a collaborative team setting;
  4. enhanced participant observation skills by setting learning tasks that require the use of critical and analytical skills;
  5. enhanced recording and note-taking skills and the ability to draw on a range of sources for evaluation of practice.
  • Topics
    • Workshop 1: Introduction
    • Workshop 2: Placement approaches and objectives
    • Workshop 3: Professional Practice
    • Workshop 4: Mid-semester Review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-COD324A
  • MUR-COD324


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Special requirements

This subject was previously known as COD324A Projects in Community Development.

This placement subject gives students the opportunity to examine how ideas and practice interconnect. The primary part of this subject requires students to undertake a placement within an organisation that undertakes community-based work. Students will be encouraged to look, listen and consider the linkages between theory and practice by going 'into the field' and reflecting on the process of working within the community.

Students are required to complete 90 placement hours.

  • Assignment 1 - Placement proposal (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Placement reflection (60%)
  • Assignment 3 - Placement (Pass/Fail%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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